Yesterday I spent my whole day in monitoring the proceedings at the Supreme Court where 2 honorable Chaudharies were in action. On one side, it was Chaudhary Aitezaz Ahsan, the otherwise very reputed lawyer of the country, trying to convince the apex court that the Prime Minister should not be convicted in the contempt of court case. While on the other side, larger bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the other Chaudhary, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, the honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, was hearing Aitezaz’s arguments.
For about 7 hours, Chaudhary Aitezaz tried to convince Iftikhar Chaudhary and his associates on the bench that PM was not guilty of court’s contempt. Aitezaz, however used much unexpected tactics to convince the Judges and even raised certain clearly unreasonable reasons to register his view point. However, all his arguments were very effectively and very strongly countered by the Judges and the bench gave a crystal clear message by counter remarks that the Judges were not convinced at all by his arguments. In the end, Aitezaz Ahsan left the court, seeking to appear for more arguments the next day (today) after the court’s working hours ended.
While watching the whole episode, through out the day, I recalled a very popular countryside tale. The tale goes as once a very poor man (a Mirasee to be more precise) of village’s son returned from the city after completing sort of very high education, something that happened for the first time in the village’s history. The poor man was very happy and moved by this achievement of his son. He asked his son to get ready to visit the Palace of the Chaudhary (the master of the village) to share this happy news with him. When the poor man reached the palace of the Chaudhary and shared this amazing news with him, Chaudhary also felt very happy as no one had achieved that level of education in the entire village ever before. He showed a lot of respect to the poor man and his son and promised them that he would find a nice and respectable job for the boy in some main city.
After receiving this unprecedented respect from Chaudhary and being intoxicated with the success of his son, he poor man suddenly developed an idea. He addressed the Chaudhary and said that in fact he was not visiting the Palace to seek a job for his son but since his son had become highly educated, he wanted to marry him to Chaudhary’s daughter.
Listening to such a non-sense from the poor man, Chaudhary got highly furious and asked his servants to thrash the poor man and his son for making such daring expectations. The servants of Chaudhary and Chaudhary himself thrashed the poor man and his graduate son like hell. When they got tired of beating the poor man and his son, they sat apart for a breather. Upon this, the poor man, who was bleeding and was in great pain as whole his body was thrashed brutally, got up, cleaned his face and dress and addressed the Chaudhary again and said, “ Chaudhary Jee Fair Main Naa Ee Samjhaan? (Mr.Chaudhary, should I take this thrashing as a “NO” from you to my desire of seeking your daughter to be bride of my son?)
I don’t know why, but when Aitezaz Ahsan was going back from court, saying that he would appear again before the court the next day, after all what he heard in the court room through out the day, some how, the words of the poor man “ Chaudhary Jee Fair Main Naa Ee Samjhaan?” echoed in my mind and ears both. Good luck Mr. Ahsan for today’s arguments